The Model of Models

with Blaise Tobia & Mark Campbell, 1995

Crimes & Punishments Exhibition, Philadelphia Art Alliance

Shelf texts are excerpts from Italo Calvino, The model of models, from Mr. Palomar, 1983, Harcourt, Brace & Company.

Central sculpture is a model of Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA, created by Mark Campbell.

Framed wall pieces: printed by Blaise Tobia; created in a collaborative process with Sue Patterson and Mark Campbell. Law reference 'column'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Framed wall pieces: printed by Blaise Tobia; created in a collaborative process with Sue Patterson and Mark Campbell

 

 

Silkscreen on metal shelves, multiple excerpts from Italo Calvino, The model of models, from Mr. Palomar, 1983, Harcourt, Brace & Company, and miniature plans of other prisons modeled after Eastern State Penitentiary. 

Replica of alphabet numeric knocking code for inter-cell communication, silkscreen on mylar. 

 

"Model of Models" (Eastern State Penitentiary from the Guard Tower) Blaise Tobia © 2000, four 36x36-inch Novajet prints.